The Eagle (TV series)

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The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey
Genre Crime/Drama
Directed by

Niels Arden Oplev, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Kristoffer Nyholm,

Martin Schmidt
Starring Jens Albinus, Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Marina Bouras, Steen Stig Lommer, Ghita Nørby, Elva Osk Olafsdottir, Susan A. Olsen, David Owe
Country of origin Denmark
Original language(s) Danish
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 24
Producer(s) Sven Clausen
Running time 1148 Minutes
Original channel DR
Original run October 10, 2004 – November 26, 2006
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The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey (In Danish: "Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé") (2004-2006) is a Danish police procedural television series produced by Danmarks Radio, created and written by Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm. The series debuted on 10 October 2004 in Denmark. It won an International Emmy Award from the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for best non-American television drama series in 2005. There were three seasons; the second season premiered in Denmark on 9 October 2005 and the third on 8 October 2006. The last episode originally aired in Denmark on 26 November 2006. The series was filmed on location in various parts of northern Europe, from Berlin (Germany) and Copenhagen (Denmark) to Oslo (Norway) and other locations including Iceland.

The series enjoyed particular success in Australia, where it aired on the SBS TV Channel, and later became available on DVD.


The series is named after the lead character, a half-Icelandic half-Danish police officer named Halgrim Ørn Hallgrimsson, nicknamed "Ørnen" (the eagle). In the first episode, a new international criminal investigative unit is being formed under Thea Nellemann (Ghita Nørby), and Hallgrimsson (Jens Albinus) is persuaded to take the job as the lead investigator for the unit. He puts together a small investigation team that are experts in their respective fields. Their cases cross the borders between Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and various other countries; and involve biker gangs, former Russian KGB, possible terrorist threats and international fraud. Throughout the series Hallgrimsson deals with recurring flashbacks and possibly post-traumatic stress from a childhood incident.


Main Characters[edit]

Recurring Characters[edit]


The episodes bear the names of the following entities from Greek mythology:
Sisyphus, Scylla, Iphigenia, Ares, Nemesis, Hades, Cronus, Erinyes, Agamemnon, Keres, Calypso, Thanatos, Minos and Ithaca.

Season 1[edit]

Ep # Title (English) Title (Danish) First Airdate
1 Sisyphus 1 Sysifos 1 10 October 2004
2 Sisyphus 2 Sysifos 2 17 October 2004
3 Scylla Skylla 24 October 2004
4 Iphigenia Ifigenia 31 October 2004
5 Ares 1 Ares 1 7 November 2004
6 Ares 2 Ares 2 14 November 2004
7 Nemesis Nemesis 21 November 2004
8 Hades Hades 28 November 2004

Season 2[edit]

Ep # Title (English) Title (Danish) First Airdate
9 Cronus 1
mistranslated as Chronos 1
Kronos 1 9 October 2005
10 Cronus 2
mistranslated as Chronos 2
Kronos 2 16 October 2005
11 Erinyes Erinye 23 October 2005
12 Agamemnon 1 Agamemnon 1 30 October 2005
13 Agamemnon 2 Agamemnon 2 6 November 2005
14 Agamemnon 3 Agamemnon 3 13 November 2005
15 Keres 1 Keres 1 20 November 2005
16 Keres 2 Keres 2 27 November 2005

Season 3[edit]

Ep # Title (English) Title (Danish) First Airdate
17 Calypso 1 Kalypso 1 8 October 2006
18 Calypso 2 Kalypso 2 15 October 2006
19 Thanatos Thanatos 22 October 2006
20 Thanatos Thanatos 29 October 2006
21 Minos Minos 5 November 2006
22 Minos Minos 12 November 2006
23 Ithaca Ithaka 19 November 2006
24 Ithaca Ithaka 26 November 2006

Title track[edit]

The title track is called "Forgiveness". It is composed by Jacob Groth with lyrics and vocals by his spouse Misen Groth.

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